The Alliance of Indie: Australian game studios team up for the Fab 48 Hour Game Jam!

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Brisbane, Australia – 28 September, 2011 – The cream of Australia’s indie game development world are joining forces to compete in Brisbane’s annual fab48hr computer game making competition.

Last years winners, Cratewerks , which included Mr Matt Fucking Ditton and Cratesmith, are combining forces with one of 2007 and 2008 winners, Agent Tom Killen, of the teams sif 90 (2007, 2008) and The Voxel Agents (2010). They will be joined by the exceptionally talented Liam Hill, Mark Filippelli, and Milenko.

The 2010 event saw close competition between both Cratewerks and The Voxel Agents. Both teams made great games and in the final community voting round, Cratewerks won by a crucial single vote.

There were some calls for the two teams to fight it out once more, but according to Matt Ditton of Cratewerks, it makes more sense for the teams to combine forces. “It was a tight competition back in 2010, and even though we did beat those guys pretty soundly, working together is always better than working apart.”

Agent Tom of The Voxel Agents put it more bluntly. “It you can’t beat them, join them.”

You can follow the Alliance of Indie struggle through sleep deprivation, caffeine overload, and the need to get along at their blog ( http :// allianceofindie . wordpress . com) and over Twitter @ allianceofindie.

The fab48hr is a computer game making competition for Australian independent and student developers. It runs from Friday, 30 September, to Sunday evening on October 2. Over 48 hours, participants must come up with a game idea, and then make that game in a frantic weekend of programming, art, and design.

About The Alliance of Indie

The Alliance of Indie are Liam Hill ( Defiant Development, 3 Blokes Studios), Cratesmith ( Cratesmith, Defiant, Strange Loop), Mr Fucking Ditton (Queensland College of Art, Defiant), Milenko ( Strange Loop, Defiant), Mark Filippelli ( Strange Loop), and Agent Tom ( The Voxel Agents).

Twitter: @ allianceofindie

Blog: http :// allianceofindie . wordpress . com

And follow the #fab48hr:

Twitter: @48 hrgamecomp

Web: http ://48 hrgamecomp . com

Follow the action with the hashtag #fab48hr

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Alliance of Indie logo: http :// www . box . net / shared / kcuuht 0 e 24 dvnnx 5 tkh 7

Media contact for the Alliance of Indie

Agent Tom Killen

The Voxel Agents

+61 401 078 230

tomkillen@thevoxelagents.com

   


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